Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Hello my friends! Have I got something sweet for you today! Apple Cider Caramel Sauce! You know I’m all about the apples in Fall. I love apple picking, apple cider, apple pie, apple muffins, apple pancakes, pretty much, apple anything. I love apple, the way other people love pumpkin spice. So, how could I say no to a simple, four ingredient, homemade apple cider caramel sauce? Answer: I couldn’t!

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

If you’ve never made your own caramel sauce before, let me assure you, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds. I always thought it was intimidating, until I tried it myself. Now, I’m not sure I could have it any other way. Especially during Apple Season! I love the extra flavor the cider adds to the caramel. SO good!


Now, because this recipe has so few ingredients, you’ll want to use the highest quality butter you can get your hands on, and of course, fresh-pressed Apple Cider would be best!

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Basically, you’re going to reduce the apple cider from 1 cup to 1/4 cup. That will concentrate all the flavors and give you a lovely apple base for the caramel. The rest of the ingredients go in the pot and then you’ll boil it for two minutes, over medium-high heat. That’s all! Let it cool and then you’ll have your very own Apple Cider Caramel Sauce! Now when I say “let it cool” that’s only to protect your tongue from getting burned if you taste a big spoonful of it too soon. Not that I speak from experience or anything…

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

A simple caramel sauce to pour over ice cream or use in your favorite apple pie recipe. The hint of apple cider gives it a great Fall flavor!

  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold Butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook apple cider until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10-15 minutes. Stir often so the cider doesn't get bitter.

Add brown sugar, butter and whipping cream to the pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium high heat. Stirring mixture constantly, continue to boil for 2 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and continue to stir another two minutes off the flame. Pour mixture into a bowl and allow to cool completely. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to a week. To reheat, microwave on HIGH for 10-15 seconds. Stir until smooth!

Personally, I’m looking forward to having this sauce with vanilla bean ice cream or using it to make caramel apple granola, caramel apple monkey bread or even caramel apple popcorn! The possibilities are endless! What would you use this sauce for? I’d love to hear! Leave me a comment and let me know!

Enjoy my friends! Until next time, live life deliciously!

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